Honey is not just another carbohydrate, it is in fact a complex composition of plant pigments,enzymes and organic acids, along with other special ingredients.Bees are connoisseurs of sweet flower nectar.
Is honey just another carbohydrate, like white sugar as some nutritionists may say? In actual fact Honey is a complex collection and composition of plant pigments, organic acids, enzymes, antibiotic agents, trace minerals like chromium, along with other unidentified nutritional factors and ingredients.
Honey is a partially digested product from the belly of the bee and the digestive enzymes probably play a vital part in the nutritional value of honey. While including honey in your diet it is important to remember to use “raw” or “unpasteurized” honey, as the valuable enzymes of honey are lost when cooked. When cooking with honey it is advisable to use the cheaper commercial product, which is honey in its pasteurized form.Honey is pure and is free from the contamination of dangerous sprays, as the bees collect the honey from the sweetest flowers only. Bees are not only hard working nectar “farmers”, as well as connoisseurs of sweet flower nectar, as the bees are vulnerable to toxins such as pesticide spray.
About 75 percent of the weight of honey is the simple sugars of dextrose (glucose) and fructose (levulose). There are about 20,000 different species of bees, however most are solitary and do not gather extra honey for human harvesting and use. Beekeeping or apiculture is the cultivation of colonies of honeybees. Modern beekeeping is based on the ancient Greek technique of creating a bee space.